Learning is inherent to human beings. As human beings, our minds are programmed to learn, unlearn, and re-learn new things at different stages of our lives.
In the context of the above diagram, the question is, “When does powerful learning take place?” Powerful learning happens when the subject learner is completely immersed in an environment where all the means of learning (heart, mind, and body) coincide with the sources of learning (self, others, and nature, or the universe). This gave birth to a concept named ‘Immersion Learning.’
Immerse yourself in a life that moves you, because what you surround yourself with is what your life becomes.”
As a learning experience, Immersion Programs bring together:
Prepare the ground for students to compete and excel in a global economy
As per research reports, immersion education is a useful choice for the majority of learners. However, a certain cohort of students might not be able to make the most out of such programs. The underlying reason for their low or negative response to the program format could be attributed to the students’ less developed linguistic and cognitive skills. Therefore, they are unable to cope with the environment that an immersion program offers. In addition, many times learners are exposed to a new environment in a new country. This eventually takes them away from their own roots. This is usually followed by obtaining permanent residence in a new country while leaving their home country.
As our world continuously shrinks because of increasing connectivity, global education looks like the key to survival for the next generation. Immersion programs help students establish connections between their own lives and the lives of people in a different country or region. This enhances our understanding of the cultural, economic, environmental, and political influences that shape our lives. Moreover, students exposed to such programs are able to interact and communicate more competently with people from diverse backgrounds and different cultures. Such children also develop a perspective on how to look at the same subject or area of study from different angles.
What may be good for someone, may not be the best option for someone else. Likewise, an immersion program has its own pros and cons. Therefore, it should be the student’s decision to enroll in an immersion program or not.
UnTechEd leads the way in the immersion education space with innovative immersion programs conducted in collaboration with leading universities and institutions in the sub-continent. As a professional organization with above 15 years of experience in the international education arena, UnTechEd collaborates with renowned names such as Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) and UCSI University, Malaysia for conducting such programs.